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     Raipur, April 26, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said he was hopeful that the meeting between both the government and the Maoists interlocutors would yield positive result and Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V would return back unharmed.

      “Securing the release of the collector is our top most priority,” the Chief Minister told reporters here.

     Interlocutors from both the sides are meeting today at Raipur and the government would take its next step accordingly, he said adding he was hopeful the Collector would return back unharmed.

     The state government interlocutor Nirmala Buch had arrived yesterday from Bhopal to join with Suyogya Kumar Misra in diffusing the current situation where as the interlocutors for the Maoists Dr Brahma Dev Sharma and Prof G Haragopal would be arriving today from Delhi and Hyderabad respectively, officials told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com.

     After arriving of the Maoists interlocutors, the significant talk would be started at Raipur for the early release of Menon, they said.

     When Menon was on a tour of the Majhipara area in Sukma District on April 21 during Gram Suraj Abhiyan, he was confronted by the Maoists guerrilla and after exchange of fire, the civil servant was kidnapped by Maoists after killing both his body guards.

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